Northside Notes

December 14, 2015

Important Dates for Thoroughbreds!

Dec. 17: 1st Gr. WEEF Performance, Woodford Theatre: A Winnie the Pooh Christmas

Dec. 17 Preschool Holiday Dinner & Family Night 6-8 PM

Dec. 18: Last Day before Winter Break

Jan. 4: First Day Back from Winter Break

Jan. 18: No School: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 21: 2nd 9 Weeks Report Cards Go Home

Habit of the Week

Habit 3 — Put First Things First

Work First, Then Play

I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Word of the Week

Word of the week

festive- merry or pertaining to or suitable for a feast or festival

festivo- De fiesta o que tiene relación con las actividades que en ella se desarrollan.

The house looks very festive.

La casa se ve muy festivo.

*translated by google translate

Glove & Hat Drive This Week

The 5th Grade Leadership Team will be collecting donations of winter hats and gloves for students in need in our community. Please send this week.

Substitute Employees

**If you are interested in learning more about becoming a substitute employee with the Woodford County Public Schools, please visit the following link:

Plastic Caps Collection

Northside is collecting plastic caps for Simmons Elementary. The caps will be used to make a memorial bench for Logan Tipton. These are the type of caps and lids that can be sent in. The collection box will be located in the foyer.

  • Snap on cottage cheese, coffee can, ans yogurt lids.
  • Twist on medicine, drink bottles, and milk caps (including the ring).
  • Flip top ketchup and condiment lids.
  • Detergent, hair spray, deodorant, and toothpaste tops.
  • Spout tops, such as squirt mustard.

Madrigal Dinner Parent Survey

If you happen to be sending one out before break can you include this survey for anyone who attended, volunteered or was a parent involved in the madrigal dinner?

Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) days

Dear Woodford Families

We are pleased to announce that Woodford County Schools has been granted state permission to offer "Non-Traditional Instruction" (NTI) days during the 2015-2016 school year. This plan will allow meaningful learning to take place, when conditions prevent schools from being in session. An NTI

day will count as an instructional day, and if approved by KDE (Kentucky Department of Education)

will not have to be made up at the end of the school year.


A non-traditional instructional day is a district declared day when learning and instruction will continue, yet students will not report to school. Learning will take place utilizing technology or conventional paper packets focusing on skills enhancement, remediation and enrichment. All materials will be provided by your child's teacher(s) and students are expected to return completed assignments to their teacher upon their return to school. Please note, not every school cancellation day will be an NTI Day. The message from Mr. Hawkins will clearly indicate what type of cancellation day it will be.


Students with internet access will be able to complete work at home or another location, using educational programs that are familiar to your child. If your child does not have internet access, a paper copy of assignments will be provided in advance of an NTI day. Other information regarding assignments can be found on teacher websites, newsletters and e-communications.


  1. When the decision is made to have an NTI Day, a Send Word Now (formerly One Call) will be sent out by Mr. Hawkins notifying families.
  2. Teachers will be available to answer questions and help students between 10 a.m.-I p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
  3. Teachers will be available via email and will respond to both student and parent questions during the above hours. If email is not a possibility, please contact your child's school to set up a means of communication.
  4. Completed work needs to be returned to school the first day back from NTI day.

We are excited about this opportunity to provide learning when conditions in the past would have prevented learning from taking place. Thank you for your continued support.


Scott Hawkins, Superintendent

Community News

Woodford Theatre

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion. For the entire family.

Woodford County Public Library

Midway Branch

Family Make and Take: Gingerbread Houses*

December 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

(All ages) Bring the whole family and make delightful gingerbread houses decorated with colorful candies and frosting. Supplies provided. *Call 846-4014 to sign up.

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